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Dec 8, 2013 5:30pm EST
. after that, president obama talking about the state of u.s.- israel relations. >> this week on "newsmakers" congressman adam smith joins us from seattle. we are joined in the studio by frank oliveri and craig whitlock. >> i would like to ask you about afghanistan. the obama administration thought they had fought the deal to keep the troops there 2014. that seems like it is falling apart. do you see any way of resolving this before the beginning of next year or will it stride on until afghanistan elects a new president? >> the deal has not fallen
CSPAN
Dec 5, 2013 7:00am EST
ladder. president obama talked about income inequality. here is what he proposes. he calls for eased rules for union organizers, passage of a ,udget with stimulus spending expanded government programs for children, and new antidiscrimination laws. that is in the wall street journal this morning about what he was proposing. on the fast food workers -- this from the new york times business day section. but mary kay henry, the president of the service employees international union -- arguing against raising the minimum wage -- [video clip] it is a failure as an antipoverty program. most poor people don't work and are unaffected. are minimum-wage workers from families that earn multiple incomes. workers earnwage after minimum what -- more than minimum wage after one year on the job. of 2009, aboutlf 300,000 jobs were lost as the economy declined about 4% -- a big plunge. in the second half of the year, the economy grew rapidly. host: that was the chief economist for the national federation of independent businesses. they put out that video. the debate takes place here over income inequal
CSPAN
Dec 7, 2013 2:00am EST
regard to transportation infrastructure. i remember being so excited when president obama talked about his commitment to rail and that really kind of died and there wasn't a comprehensive support for that as well as other, you know, state to state initiatives. and so i'm wondering if you have a comment on the power of states uniting around transportation infrastructure and if you also see that as one of the economic drivers? i think we all know about innovation and creativity and those things as economic drivers. but if you can't move from place to place and be mobile that is really an obstacle for our business community. >> thanks for sharing your story. i think that is absolutely awesome. i'm going to tuck that away and reflect on your comments for the rest of the day and the week and the month because you are really what this effort is all about. we now have some state and local leaders, we just did a phone call in the last two days, some lieutenant governors, secretary of state senators, representatives, mayors on the line probably numbering 300 plus and we are just getting going.
CSPAN
Dec 6, 2013 10:00pm EST
infrastructure. being so excited when president obama talked about his commitment. there's and comprehensive support for that as well as other state-to-state initiatives. i wonder if you have the comment on the power of states uniting if youinfrastructure and see that as one of the economic drivers? i think we all know about innovation, creativity, and most things are economic drivers, if ou can't move from place to place and be mobile, that's eally an obstacle for our business community. >> going to tuck that away. we have state and local leaders. we did a phone call in the last few days. we had lieutenant governor, secretary of the state, senators, representatives, ayors on the line, probably numbers 300 plus. we're getting going. we're doing this every month, having a known call and sharing next july e runup to 23rd where as evan said, we're oing to have the first ever of its kind state and local gathering. be sure to read that. labels people here in the audience. raise your hands. feel free to talk to any of them about the questions you have. side, it frastructure seemed disingenuous whe
CSPAN
Dec 2, 2013 11:00pm EST
guns, obama is doing that and obama is that and obama care is awful. talk to them. they said, who are you? i'm an academic, a researcher. research about these organizations and ideas. i study men who believe this stuff. and a bunch of them said -- they looked at me suspiciously and and i said, tions look here's what i am. don't get it. but here's my job. i want to understand how you see the world. i want to understand your world view. you will not convince me. you.l not convince that's the table. i want to understand why you think the way you do. downward mobility, racial and gender equality. "angry white men," sunday night 9:00 on "after words" part of c-span 2. > vice president biden is in asia this week. his trip comes eight days after would required it all aircraft travelling through the zone previously recognized air space to al dentify themselves as chinese authorities. asked jay carney was about this. you can see all of his remarks at c-span.org. here's a look. remains ited states announced hat china the air defense identification zone. provocative to be a attempt to unilat
CSPAN
Dec 2, 2013 7:00am EST
, missouri. to --: i was just calling let's talk about harry reid and barack obama and those people. we have been fighting for the scandals that obama has had. we are fighting with the lies that he has had. harry reid has lied. how do we deal with these people? truth and't see the you are just a straightfaced , it is going to take our country down. you can see with the health-care bill. it is a joke. take care. me ask you let before you go. there's a poll out on trust in government. it came out from gallup yesterday. the options were just about always/most of the time, only some of the time/never. i don't think obama is going to do anything. i think that's how he is. he is the downfall for our country. he is a liar. he has lied to the american people. if he can't find that, that he is a liar, then you don't understand life. that poll from gallup noting that 81% of folks answered that they feel like they can trust government only , justf the time and never 19% saying they can trust the government always or some of the time to do what is right. is up next from madison, virginia on our
CSPAN
Dec 7, 2013 11:00pm EST
president juan manuel santos was in washington this week for talks with president obama. he spoke at the national press club about his country's free- trade agreement with the u.s., the war on drugs, and peace talks with colombian rebels. this is one hour. >> good afternoon and welcome to the national press club. i am a reporter for bloomberg news and the 106 president of the national press club. we are the world's leading professional organization for journalists. we are committed to the future of our profession with programming such as this. we want to foster a free press worldwide. for more information, please visit our website at www.press.org. on behalf of our members worldwide, i would like to welcome our speaker and those of you in our audience today. if you hear applause, i would note that members of the general public are also attending. it is not a lack of evidence of journalistic objectivity. i would like to welcome our c- span public radio audiences. you can follow the action on npclunch.sing the # we will have a question and answer session and i will ask as many questions as
CSPAN
Dec 2, 2013 7:45am EST
white house faces. tot: if you want to talk legacy -- about obama's legacy and how he's doing with these issues, specifically healthcare.gov, some of the criticism he has received, give us a call. guest: with the national security agency's eavesdropping ask posers your car he was saying here is not aware that the united states is eavesdropping on the german chancellor's personal cell phone. obviously the glitches to the health care website is another that he has acknowledged he was not prepared for. on their own, these may seem relatively minor, but added up you get the perception of a white house and a management team there that is trying to do a lot of different things at the same time and not speaking for the american people. he wasn't speaking for insurance companies. this does make him a liar. i just want to talk about legacy. it can be before he leaves office or after. is going to rule obama and hillary. they were trying to protect votes through consistent lives using various people as spokespeople and also, the perception they did not need -- they were so successful in we do
CSPAN
Dec 9, 2013 7:00am EST
morning. president obama did an interview with msnbc last week, talking about the administration's efforts when it comes to nsa spying. let's take a look at what he had to say. [video clip] goode nsa has done a very job about not engaging in domestic surveillance. outside of our borders the nsa is more aggressive. it is not constrained by laws. posing some self- restraint on the nsa. to initiate some reports that can give people more confidence. with does president obama chris matthews at the american university. of wwe are at facebook.com/cspan. let's read some comments -- you can join the conversation by calling in this morning. the numbers are -- another big story making the news this morning in "the washington post," -- lori montgomery reports -- joining us to talk about some of these issues on capitol hill is the news editor at "the hill" newspaper. thank you for joining us this morning. guest: thank you for having me. "the washington post" stated, we are expecting a budget deal to come out this week. what is it going to look like? guest: it is not going to be the grand bargai
CSPAN
Dec 7, 2013 4:00pm EST
from president obama as he talked about changes taking place across the middle east. [applause] >> hello. >> how you doing? >> i'm good. hello, everybody. >> all of your staffers said you were in a great mood this afternoon. we are doubly blessed. i would like to thank you very much for being here today, mr. president. on its 10th anniversary, is honored to have you join this conversation, and i am personally honored that you insisted that i have this conversation with you, even though i never set foot for any conversation for 10 years. thank you. i am very honored. should we start with iran? >> we should. >> ok. good. [laughter] mr. president, polls indicate israelis don't believe this nuclear deal will preclude iran from having nuclear weapons. this is an existential matter for them. what can you say to the israeli people to address their concerns? >> first, let me say to you, haim, thank you so much for the great work you have done. i think the savan -- saban forum and center have done outstanding work. it provides us a mechanism where we don't just scratch the surface of th
CSPAN
Dec 4, 2013 10:00am EST
obama is expected to be talking about the economy, reiterating his call for raising the minimum wage. he's speaking at an event at the center for american progress. we'll have that live for you once it gets under way here on c-span. >> friday on c-span -- "washington journal" looks at the mission and role of the national institutes of health starting live at 7:00 eastern with director francis collins on future projects and the impact of sequestration. at 8:00, allergy and infectious disease anthony fauci followed by director green, director of the human genome institute. at 9:00, national institutes director harold varmus and at 9:30, a look at the national institutes of mental health with dr. thomas insel live on c-span. >> we'll have president obama talking about the economy coming up in a few minutes. it's scheduled for 11:15 a.m. eastern. until then, some house republican reaction to discussions on the iran nuclear program. host: congressman, let me begin with the iran nuclear deal. in "the washington post" this morning, this is how they begin their story. host: which do you thin
CSPAN
Dec 4, 2013 7:00am EST
jim at mcdermott. weree begin with where we talking to our viewers about president obama. should he fire somebody about the rollout of the health-care website? i think people ought to and think about every major project that has sector, to the private as well as in the public sector. it is impossible to start something as big as this without problems. boeing or yout can look at microsoft. when they introduce a new operating system. windows 8, windows 6 -- there is always problems. this focusing on the first couple of months on everything work simplyt quite is losing sight of the forest through the trees. i think that the president could in the end make a decision about that -- if there was somebody who is egregious and their behavior that is one thing. if they were doing their best, i see any kind of glitch as a reason to be fired. you are going to have them. is -- it is impossible to do this perfectly. you were critical of the president's chief of staff and you andunication with others about informing you of on with the law, before it was rolled out. has that improved? guest: treme
CSPAN
Dec 8, 2013 7:00pm EST
wanted to talk to about president obama when he build out all the costs in detroit. if he agreed to bail them out, his agreement should have been that they bring every not, old, and higher back to america so america's workers can make an american car. that would have been my terms on that. i think the president went wrong on that one. i think he should have had a few more issues with the car people. american car part should be made here. host: let me direct your attention to the front page story of the detroit free press the the newspaper asking detroit residents about their concerns or frustrations, fears, promise, hope. guest: the caller has a point. this was part of the president's reelection campaign, general motors is live -- is alive. that does not mean detroit is alive and -- is alive. a lot of the automobile jobs in the united states has moved to some of them -- has moved. some of them are in tennessee. they are american name -- american cars with japanese plates. it is an industry -- an interesting question what you call an american made car. is the toyota made in tennessee
CSPAN
Dec 7, 2013 7:00am EST
-- president obama using his weekly address to talk about unemployment benefits and their extension. here's what he had to say. [video clip] >> that's more than 8 million jobs in the last 45 months. the unemployment rate fell to its lowest level in 45 years. we need to do everything we can to help his this is create more jobs. the whole we are still taking outof is -- still digging of means there are millions of americans still out of work. he have to look for the americans still working hard to get jobs. at is why we offer temporary unemployment insurance. when they get that job, they can bounce back more quickly. unemployment insurance is one of the most effective ways there is to boost the economy. the evidence shows unemployment insurance does not stop people from trying to find work. we are asking a you about your optimism in light of the new unemployment rate. alexander from our bunny, new -- from alimony, new york. y, new york.n ofler: i think what a lot people are not factoring in is when obamacare was implemented, i see all my friends in retail -- they put everybody to part
CSPAN
Dec 8, 2013 10:00am EST
also some talk of a deadline by the year end. the obama administration wanted something signed by the end of the year. now we're hearing let's take our time. maybe we do not need to rush it through after all. that is probably what is going to happen. >> on iran? >> i think he is doing the same thing. we are talking about delaying actions. the administration has no interest in sanctions. i think the democrats are discussing it. it will affect the defense authorization debate. if they cannot get a deal on , and the to the senate republicans do not seem amenable , the plan b seems more likely. >> not another round of sections? congress will hold off? republicans will wait? >> republicans will try but they cannot do it without the democratic leadership doing it. too.is interesting, there are democrats who probably would see stronger sanctions against iran. this falls on harry reid to try to figure out how to keep this from becoming a debate on the floor. they cannot control it. it could throw a wrench in the works. some democrats may have a deal less inclined to push sanctions on a ra
CSPAN
Dec 8, 2013 7:00am EST
, illinois, democrat line. good morning. toler: i wanted to talk about president obama when he build out all the costs in detroit. if he agreed to bail them out, his agreement should have been ,hat they bring every not, old and higher back to america so america's workers can make an american car. that would have been my terms on that. i think the president went wrong on that one. i think he should have had a few more issues with the car people. >> let me direct your attention to the front page story of the detroit free press the the newspaper asking detroit residents about their concerns or frustrations, fears, promise, or hope to -- or hope. the caller has a point. this was part of the president's reelection campaign, general motors is live -- is alive. that does not mean detroit is alive and -- is alive. a lot of the automobile jobs in the united states has moved to some of them -- has moved. some of them are in tennessee. they are american name -- american cars with japanese plates. -- anan industry interesting question what you call an american made car. a toyota made in tennesse
CSPAN
Dec 3, 2013 10:00am EST
. when president obama talked about this great new health care plan, the affordable care act, patient protection and affordable care act, he said that on average families would see a $2,500 per year reduction in what they're paying for health care. mr. speaker, let's go back to the word mendacity. nothing could be further from the truth. the average increase is probably $2,500 a month, not a decrease. this is truly unacceptable. with new mandates in insurance market, concerning essential health benefits, premiums have to increase. and now we finally find out that ms. pelosi was absolutely right. wait until you read it and find out what's in it. where she was wrong is she said, then you would like it. i don't think too many people -- i think the latest number, mr. speaker, that i read, the statistic, was 61% of people today are opposed to obamacare. 61%. that's a lot. hat means 39% either don't have an opinion either way or are not sure are maybe they approve of it. but those are dismal, dismal numbers. we have seen more insurance policies canceled than created as consumers are faced w
CSPAN
Dec 6, 2013 8:00pm EST
the foreign -- obama faces.tration lac and we will talk about supreme court judges. and genetically modified foods with new york university professor marian nussle. we will look for your reaction by phone, e-mail, and twitter. tonight, republican senator rand paul of kentucky speaking at the detroit economic club about jobs and the economy. former secretaries of state madeleine albright and hillary clinton come a remembering south african president nelson mandela. and a white house briefing with secretary jay carney. >> the book affairs events from washington, putting you in the room at congressional hearings, white house event, briefings, and conferences. and complete gavel-to-gavel coverage of the u.s. house. we are c-span, created by the cable tv industry and funded by your local cable or satellite provider. now you can watch us in hd. >> republican senator rand paul at the detroit economic club. some have considered him as a presidential candidate although he himself has not made any formal announcement. this event is part of the road to the white house 2016 coverage. [applause]
CSPAN
Dec 3, 2013 9:00pm EST
clause become a favored talking of an arrayponents of obama administration policies and actions. efforts, or at least the ones with which i am reality -- alln these efforts to import the constitution into what are in reality political and policy attacks, are really rhetorical. they mocked the text and original meaning of the take care clause. flout supreme court president and they contradict the existing practice of all presidencies, republican implementat to regulatory programs. critics fault the obama things,ration for many but essentially, two kinds of things. one, making necessary adjustments in timing of laws,entation of particularly the affordable care act. second, in matching immigration and enforcement priorities with resources and practical humanitarian and other exigencies. exercising presidential judgment for such reasons is precisely constitution requires. is precisely what the framers established athey separate executive branch under the direction of a nationally elected president and charged him to take care that the laws be faithfully executed. look at onea quick
CSPAN
Dec 8, 2013 6:00pm EST
the odds that the obama registration will just pulled the plug and say no troops after 2014? they have talked about that in the past. do you think they're going to do that? >> no, they are not. the only way that would happen is if afghanistan rejected any agreement and said we're not going to make that decision. not for quite awhile. >> carl levin issued a statement after you came back suggesting that perhaps the president should just ignore karzai at this point and look forward to a new president. what are your thoughts on that? do you think there may be a way around this? >> i think it is prudent to sort of tone it down a little bit. i think carl's opinion is if we go to april with the new president it would work. then you're putting yourself really close to the timeline. i do not think they want to get that close. the sooner we sign this agreement, the sooner there is evidence of stability in afghanistan. ultimately, we need to continue to try to see if there is some way to get this current administration to sign the agreement while also preparing for the possibility of having to wa
CSPAN
Dec 2, 2013 10:00am EST
, legacy. legacy he talks about before and after he leaves office. to rule obamaing and hillary. they were trying to protect folks through consistent lies using various people as spokespeople and also the perception that they did not need, that they were so successful, we did not have to increase any security. . also,ond issue guest: bill pointed out correctly that this was a country in libya that the united states and benghazi in particular, that the united states put its military resources into to help and free from gaddafi. whereh its turnaround, the american ambassador and three others were killed, has to be seen as a problem. that is something that she will have to explain repeatedly if you decide to take a run for office. host: oscar right in on twitter. can we talk about his legacy midway through? tost: the white house begins look at its own legacy. the president starts to look ahead and count years and months and what does he most want to be remembered for by the time he .eaves office it is on the white house's mind. oscar has a good point. yetannot some of his legacy bu
CSPAN
Dec 1, 2013 9:30pm EST
than barack obama, the name that was mentioned the most was ronald reagan. they couldn't stop talking about ronald reagan. a lot of their ideas were 1980 era reagan ideas. their idea was to cut taxes. if your car breaks down, cut taxes. if you're houses on fire, cut taxes. if your lawn needs mowing, cut taxes. that was the only idea that they presented to voters. americans thought that they had very old ideas. >> they only felt that way because it was true. >> how many years have you seen the same commercial where a guy stands up and says i am for less taxes, less regulation and more freedom? we've been doing that since 1980 and, yes, we are all for that. but if that is the only message and we don't connect that to working-class voters -- by the way, in 1994 when we took over, we owned as a party working- class voters making like 30,000 dollars to $60,000. we dominated that area. >> your point about ronald reagan speaks to that. reagan was a child of goldwater. that is what inspired me to get politics. anti-big government, anti-communism. bad ideas, right? e fit our conservative princ
CSPAN
Dec 5, 2013 9:00pm EST
a serious problem given the obama care law. we need to help people. that's what i am talking about, not talking about the politics of it. i am talking about what is on the minds of millions of americans as they lose the coverage they can afford. people int to help this country when it comes to >> theealth care. governor of kentucky spoke to us this morning. kentucky is not the center of democratic politics in america, as mitch mcconnell observed. thousands of people are signing up in kentucky successfully. thousands of people are coming forward. thousands of people coming in new york and california all over this country who say they want the assurance. we haven't had much replaced. we have had a lot of repeal. three congresses ago he is talking about it. all we have had is repeal. there ought to be an alternative the other side offers. frankly, they have not done it. glad to move to another subject. i would tell him the majority of the american people in poll after poll say they don't want it repealed. they want assurance it is going to work, but they don't want it repealed. even t
CSPAN
Dec 6, 2013 1:00am EST
millions of americans who are very unhappy for health options care under obama care. >> i am not surprised the majority leader wants to talk about health care. much of that legislation he is all the times the republican party has tried to repeal health care. clear thisake it will is a very positive though for the american people. the bill to which the gentle man refers covered less than 3 million people of the 30 million to 40 million people who have no insurance. tens of millions of people i predict by the middle of next going to be having coverage and health care insurance because we passed this bill. he is right. the rollout is terrible. in president is disappointed that. it is being worked on. he doesn't recall the rollout of the subscription drug hill. -- bill. medicaret recall that had a tough rollout for a couple years. i am not saying they don't believe it. there are people who say we ought to not have medicare. the fact of the matter is the health-care bill is going to work, but it is interesting that when you ask a specific question , it passed in a bipartisan fashion o
CSPAN
Dec 6, 2013 6:00pm EST
far. and the overall foreign-policy challenges the foreign -- obama faces.tration lac and we will talk about supreme court judges. and genetically modified foods with new york university professor marian nussle. we will look for your reaction by phone, e-mail, and twitter. tonight, republican senator rand paul of kentuckyak
CSPAN
Dec 4, 2013 5:00am EST
walk in. i retract my statement. my apologies. i talked to a constituency that worked for the bush white house and who's job it was to lobby with congress and i met with somebody from the obama administration exactly twice in three years and i do think it is the president's duty to engage. i have a question on that, but i'm out of time. i do think there's a disappointed with the president not being engaged. >> they are concerned about the executive power. when the executive is a republican. >> each party needs to care about these issues a lot more when they are owned, someone from their own party occupies the white house. >> my time is expired. i will give it back to you or your. >> thto. >> the chair will recognize the gentleman from tennessee. >> i have missed some of this hearing although i caught some of it on the magic of video television. i was interested in the gentleman that mentioned the possibility of impeachment. is that accurate? >> i can't remember if i brought that up. >> what context would you have brought that up? spit in response to a question. i'm not sure if i di
CSPAN
Dec 2, 2013 2:30pm EST
talk about a place where immigration and health come together and i thank president obama for lifting the travel ban on those affected with h.i.v. -- infected with h.i.v. it had been my original intent to talk about world aids day, which we celebrated yesterday but i wanted to pay my respects to those fasting for immigration. our work on h.i.v.-aids has been a product of bipartisan cooperation in this congress over a long period of time. in the white house, though, first with president clinton, we increased the bilateral programs to fight aids and helped create, authorize and fund the global fund. then under the leadership of president bush we established pepfar and provided the necessary funding to ramp up emergency response to the crisis. president obama has strengthened those efforts and boosted our investments by law firming the national hiv-aids strategy. in addition to that, president obama announces that pepfar would not only reach its goal of providing treatment for six million people by 2013, but will exceed that farget by providing 6.7 million people with life-saving
CSPAN
Dec 3, 2013 2:00am EST
obama himself adopting this common core. a survey in connecticut, 72% of teachers, we are talking about literacy --e, embrace it. only two percent or three percent inc. it will lead to lower or worse results. others are not taking up position. when you have that embracing of a concept and teachers and administrators have had the time to look at what people want to inhasize, they are moving the right direction. we have seen no movement to abandon our common core. we need to hold ourselves accountable for success. >> it you think about the common core? what are the key strengths? about thenything implementation you are nervous about? >> there are fewer things but deeper. the ability to use those things we are learning successfully. whether it is in support of or inal thinking mathematics being able to answer promptly, i think that is the real strength. i think one-size-fits-all has not been working particularly well. we do it in the hopes that they will devote the rest of their to the education system. that was not working as well as it needed to on an international the united state
CSPAN
Dec 3, 2013 7:00am EST
is a step in the right direction and if we can do something about rolling back obama care, we will see some progress. there are enrollment error stories, talking about the number signing up. what are your concerns on the technical aspect of the website? guest: it is not a failed website, it is a failed health care approach. can washington improve our health care system? they are welcome to. are the white house as they operating with free-market efficiency, i think he admitted that maybe the government should not be running this hold health care system, making those changes. every time the white house signs of a new individual for medicaid, the person is on the system. president issues , what is goingn to happen when people show up on january 2? those of a kind of questions that this administration cannot find the answer for. >> as far as people who sign up for health care, what is the federal responsibility as far as funding is concerned? obamacare, for three years there are only 100% of that expansion. much more than you are currently funding. the states need to have some skin in
CSPAN
Dec 10, 2013 6:00am EST
tweeted -- i did not know that you tweeted -- and you said obama/kerry, best team since bush/baker. >> well, i think there is something to that. [laughter] >> talk about that. >> we are all engaged in the numbers. one can only decipher what might be the motors of particular maneuvers. i think it is fair to say that prime minister netanyahu not -- ithe agreement think he was surprised when it did. a lot of people were surprise. there was an agreement not just between the united states and iran, although those were the principal parties, but an agreement that involves russia and china and europe. , and i think that is a very important step forward, in the sense that it creates a in awork on which to build sense, it is an outcome that is vaguely being previewed, without being overly specific. i think we all have a common notrest in iran deteriorating as a total social failure, fundamentalist extremists, and a source of violence. that is shared by many israelis, and this is why the israeli public, as far as i can sense, is not all that enthused with netanyahu's tactics or assertions. >
CSPAN
Dec 5, 2013 2:00am EST
trying to take guns.our the government is doing this and obama is doing that. those were the guys i wanted to talk to. they were the guys with the leaflets, the ideas. them, is this your stuff? academic.m in an a researcher doing research on these organizations and ideas. i study men who believe this stuff. they looked at me suspiciously -- asked some questions. i said, here is what i am. it but here is my job. i want to understand how you guys see the world. i want to understand your worldview. you will not convince me and i will not convince you. that is off the table. i want to understand why you think the way you do. >> downward mobility, racial and equality, michael campbell on the fears, anxieties and rage of angry white men. sunday night at 9:00 this weekend on c-span 2. >> private insurance plans offered to seniors as an option to medicare. the affordable care act will rebates the federal government pays to medicare advantage plans. is 2.5 hours. >> an alternative to the original medicare fee-for- service provides health care coverage to medicare beneficiaries through privat
CSPAN
Dec 6, 2013 12:00pm EST
for will lining up for the talks. >> you have the leadership and oversight of the intelligence community. why in your view did the intelligence community as well as many analysts misjudged assad's staying power with? my in august 2011, president obama said he must step aside. why do you think that happened, because that may have attempted to some of the problems we have policy?yria >> they completely misread iran to russia's commitment keeping us in power. when you have intelligence providers to assad, the leverage that gave him and staying power was limited. i think both of those were not factored in. if you look at it from recent history lesson here, when you look at what happened in libya, you can see all the formulations of why he was going to go quickly. they took that, plopped it over in serious and said it was going to be syria. you have the same elements happening in serious that you had in libya with that huge exception of this commitment of iran not to let it go, and the russians cannot let it go. they needed a warm water port and it was their last toehold in the midd
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Dec 8, 2013 10:30am EST
trying to move away. the government is doing this and obama is doing that. those are the guys i wanted to talk to. this. they said who are you? i am an academic. doing research on these organizations and ideas to try to understand this. i study many believe the stuff. they say you look at me suspiciously and asked me questions. i said, look. here is what i am. i do not get it. i want to understand how you see the world. to understand your worldview. i will not convince you. that is off the table. >> downward mobility. racial and gender equality. the fears and rage of angry white men. >> online, we want to know what your favorite books were in 2013. go to book tv.org and enter the classroom. >> mike rogers and chris van hollen talk about syria and iran. .his is part of a recent event >> thank you. let me begin with the theme of the conference. the cooperation between moscow and washington has led to the passage of a security council resolution about the destruction of syria's typical weapons. do you consider this a positive sign about russia's role in the middle east? >> it is a
CSPAN
Dec 3, 2013 11:00pm EST
just had a democrat walk-in. i retract my statement. my apologies. i talked to constituent who worked for the bush white house whose job it was to lobby with congress and i met with somebody from the obama administration exactly twice in three years. i do think it is the president's duty to engage. i had a question on that but i am out of time. i do think there is a disappointment with the president not being engaged. >> republicans are concerned about executive power when the executive is up to. democrats are concerned about abuses when the executive is a republican. they need to care about issues lot more when someone from their own party occupies the white house and not just someone from the opposite party. >> i will give it back to you. >> thank you. i have missed some of this hearing and i caught some of it on the magic of video, television. joan --terested, the gentlemen had mentioned the possibility of impeachment or impeachable offenses. is that accurate? >> i cannot remember if i brought that up. i may have. >> in what context did you bring that up question mark >> in respons
CSPAN
Dec 10, 2013 10:00am EST
. we're talking manipulation, harassment, hell. two years of work and one vote passage of fast track. that delegation of fast track ended in 2007. president obama is now going to try, he says, to get fast track again. what exactly is fast track and how does it work? this is the story. once fast track, were it to be passed by congress, is in effect, congress delegates over to the president the following five separate authorities that previously were in the authority of congress. one, to unilaterally pick our trade partners. so, for instance, that's how the heck we got colombia, a country we never should have been negotiating a trade agreement with as they are the number one site of unionist assassinations in the world. one country more than all the other countries together of killing of unionists, our trade partner. only because fast track allowed george w. bush unilaterally to pick that country. pick the country, set the terms. fast track has negotiating objectives. as we heard, they are not enforceable. the fast track that created nafta and w.t.o. had negotiating objective requiring
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Dec 10, 2013 4:00am EST
not in pain after they stop the congressional clock. we are talking manipulation, harassment, hell, two years of work, and one vote passage a fast track. that delegation, and it ended in 2007. president obama is now going to try, he says, to get fast track again. what exactly is fast track and how does it work? this is the story. once it is in effect congress delegates over to the president the following five separate parties that previously were in the authority of congress. one, to unilaterally take our trade partners. for instance, that is how we get columbia kaj country whenever should have been negotiating a trade agreement with, as they are the number one side of unionist assassinations in the world. one country, more than all the other countries together. our trade partner. only because fast track allowed george w. bush unilaterally picks as country. pick the country, set the terms. fast-track is negotiating objectives. we heard there not enforceable. fast track the created nafta and wto, negotiating objective requiring mandatory labor standards. are there labor standards in
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Dec 4, 2013 9:00pm EST
pamphlets are how the government is trying to take away your rights to own guns and obama is doing this and obamacare is terrible. those were the guys i wanted to talk to because they were the guys with the leaflets, the ideas. i said to them, is this your stuff? they said, who are you? pedantic -- i am an academic researcher doing research on these organizations and ideas, trying to understand these, and i study men who believe this stuff. and they looked at me suspiciously and said, sort of asked me questions. i just said, look, here is what i am. i don't get it. here is my job, i went to understand how you guys see the world. i want to understand your worldview. look, you will not convince me, and i will not convince you. that is off the table. what is on the table is i want to understand why you think the way you do. downward mobility, racial and gender equality, michael kimmel on the fear, anxiety, and rage of angry white men, part of book tv, this weekend on c-span two. >> now representative greg walden, chairman of the house energy subcommittee on communications and technology on his
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Dec 7, 2013 2:00pm EST
the overall foreign-policy challenges that the obama administration faces. we will show all we can. is the policy director to talk about foreign policy challenges. welcome. they are reporting that they are talking about details. you concerns about the deal overall? guest: they are working out the devils of this plan. this is a line is deal we could have done a lot better. under that deal, the united states is starting to dismantle international sanctions. iran is not dismantling a single centrifuge. it is not starting to dismantle the heavywater reactor which a once called al plutonium bomb factory. sanctions andving spring of $7 billion to as much as $20 billion in the financial assets as well as exports after chemicals, the automobile industry and other things. bringing up a lot of money. it is not clear the concessions we got are really worth that. you have seen them move as early as last week. movement inno real terms of really constraining it, the sanctions might kick in. think they will bring this? >> part of the reason why they are right is that they are trying to come up wi
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Dec 4, 2013 3:00am EST
obama and the patriot act, warrantless surveillance in the bush administration and things like that. i must say that everything we are talking about today is laughable in my opinion in the context of these problems. i am particularly struck by the overwhelming hypocrisy of the claim that the president in interpreting the law and in refusing to interpret the law in the way that would drive a stake through the law is not enforced. it's amending that he and force the law in the way that the person making the demand is not taking care and must be painfully executed. it's to the president to interpret the law within the boundaries that he has in a way that makes practical implementation of the law to fluctuate the will of the congress and the fact people that want to sabotage the wall and for if no it not to work ane no bones about it save he is not obeying this particular sentence in order to make it work. talk about hypocrisy. let me ask a question. have you made this statement i want to ask mr. lazarus the following question. the judge in the district of columbia circuit recently in the
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Dec 10, 2013 7:00am EST
wall street journal" this morning. shaking hands with president obama. that is a tweet that came out this morning. we have a few minutes left to talk about unemployment benefits. span2ll take you over to c- to show the memorial for nelson mandela. we the next five minutes, will be talking about unemployment benefits. laurel, maryland. good morning. caller: good morning. thank you for taking my call. that is the only place we can state our opinion. efficiency, efficiency, efficiency. there is so much waste in every part of the government. it doesn't matter what it is. if they take those, it is going to be surplus in the budget. it is not going to be deficit. there is no way for me to accept handout. you looke unemployed, for work. if they pay you less, take the less. it is better than taking the handout. some of the callers mentioned israel. and the jewish people hate that. that is the government of israel. taking that and putting that in their pocket. host: some of the money should be spent here at home to extend unemployment insurance benefits. do you think that is a good route
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Dec 7, 2013 9:00pm EST
barack obama himself came up with this common core. i will use the numbers by survey in connecticut, 72% of teachers, we are talking about math, science, literacy -- embrace it. will think it- 3% will lead to lower or worse results. others are not taking up position. when you have that embracing of a concept and teachers and administrators have had the time to look at what people want to emphasize, they are moving in the right direction. we are certainly seeing that in connecticut. there is no large-scale movement to delay or abandon our common core. i think there is a ignition that we need to hold ourselves accountable for success. >> as you think about the common core, what are the key strengths? is there anything about the implementation you are nervous about? >> the key things, to reiterate, is the fewer things, but deeper. the ability to use those things we are learning successfully. whether it is in support of critical thinking or in mathematics being able to answer properly, i think that is the real strength. i think one-size-fits-all has not been working particularly well. we wi
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